Getting there & away
Safeway Maritime’s (Roatán 921 7695, La Ceiba 445 1795) new Galaxy Wave catamaran ferry provides a fast, comfortable ride between Roatán and La Ceiba (economy/first class US$21/26.50, 1¼ hours). There are daily departures from La Ceiba to Roatán at 9:30am and 4:30pm, and from Roatán to La Ceiba at 7am and 2pm
Roatán’s Aeropuerto Juan Ramón Galvez (RTB; 445 1880) is located a short distance east of Coxen Hole.
Isleña/TACA (445 1088, reservations 443 0179; www.flyislena.com), Sosa (445 1658; www.aerolineassosa.com) and Atlantic Airlines (445 1179; www.atlanticairlines.com.ni) all have offices in Roatán’s airport; they offer daily flights between Roatán and La Ceiba (all charge around US$42 each way), with domestic and international connections. At the time of research, Continental (445 0224; www.continental.com) operated nonstop flights from Houston to Roatán on Saturday and Sunday, and Delta (550 1616; www.delta.com) had flights from Atlanta on Saturday only.